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7 Tips for a Better Remote Work Experience

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7 Tips for a Better Remote Work Experience

If working remotely full time is part of your new reality, know that we’re in this together. No matter where you are, we’re here to help you stay productive and balanced as you navigate our ever-changing world. Check out some of the essential tips that our team counts on for our ongoing work-from-home program.
Support Your Work Style

1. Support Your Work Style

No matter what industry you work in, understanding the ways you work best is key to adapting your current work style when you’re completing your tasks away from your office.

Do you thrive when working independently, or is maintaining constant collaboration with team members ideal? Whatever way you get more done, having the right digital toolkit is key. Start by ensuring you and your team are using the same apps and programs that simplify meeting virtually, managing tasks and collaborating. And if you work solo, your software and applications are like virtual side

kicks. Make sure you’re working with the right combination that keeps you productive.

2. Create a Dedicated Workspace

Up productivity and save

 time setting up your devices with a dedicated workspace that fits your work style. Choose a quiet spot that reduces distractions, has a strong WiFi signal and allows you to set work aside at the end of each day.

You’ll also want to consider the tech you need to stay in a state of productive flow, whether that be with a full workstation or just the essentials. If you run a small business or are freelance, you may be wondering what you need to set up a work-from-home workspace successfully. Our Dell Technologies Experts are here to help guide you to your ideal setup with comprehensive solutions that work for you today and can adapt with you well into the future.

Connect with Tech During Social Distancing

3. Connect with Tech During Social Distancing
Technology makes it possible for us to communicate across the world and participate in virtual communities that enrich our lives in so many ways. Now more than ever, staying connected with your teammates, friends and family can make a difference in your day.

Try a video conferencing tool for face-to-face online meetings and schedule a virtual coffee break with a teammate to catch up. Using an instant messaging tool is another great way to reach out and build better work relationships. When organic in-person interactions aren’t an option, challenge yourself to go outside of your comfort zone and check on a different coworker every day.

4. Close Apps for Better Bandwidth

It can be tempting to use technology to the fullest when you’re surrounded by your devices at home. But anyone who has tried to download large files or stream content while video conferencing knows that pushing internet bandwidth to the limits can make for a very unpredictable situation. Avoid dropped meetings and stay online by minimizing activities on the web, at least for the duration of your online call.

Some of the biggest culprits that drain your internet bandwidth include having multiple devices connected and active, running background applications, downloading files and streaming content. Reduce these, and you’ll be able to dedicate the extra bandwidth to the applications and programs needed for work.

5. Take Real Breaks (You Deserve It!)

While staying focused is a big priority in a work-from-home situation, it’s also important to practice self-care. Set aside moments to explore mindfulness, hydrate, stretch and unplug throughout the day.Some experts recommend breaking from your tasks every hour to boost your energy levels, improve your circulation and clear your mind for a better mood. You’ll find that carving out a little time for yourself will ultimately reduce stress levels and boost productivity.

6. Balance Your Work-from-Home Lifestyle

When you work from home, establishing boundaries is essential for maintaining a happy personal life. In addition to work-related tasks, you might find yourself spending more time online doing activities like streaming music and shows, attending online classes and surfing social media. When you’re relaxing, give yourself permission to not respond to emails and check in on tasks after a certain time each day.

If you’re working from home for the foreseeable future, this is even more crucial because it protects you from getting burned out. Figure out the times when you can rest and refresh, then set firm rules for when those times won’t be interrupted by work needs.

Make Security a Priority

7. Make Security a Priority

It can be easy to forget online security when working independently and away from the office. Using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) and secure WiFi is crucial to ensuring your personal and company data stays safe. You’ll also want to beware of hackers during this time — never open questionable email attachments or click on suspicious links.

If you’re looking for more ways to improve your remote work experience, we can help. Explore seamless solutions that can help you stay safe and connected from anywhere.

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